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JAMAICA | Despite damning WHO report, Tufton to purchase Remdesivir

MONTEGO BAY,  Jamaica, October 17, 2020 - Despite a damning report from the World Health Organization that the anti-viral drug remdesivir has little to no effect on Covid-19 patients' chances of survival study, Jamaica’s Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton is moving right ahead to purchase some $13-million dollars of the trial drug.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

Crime fear in health, Minister appeals for staff protection

MONTEGO BAY, September 30, 2016 - With the recent upsurge in gun violence across the parish of St James taking a toll on the public health services, Minister of Heath Dr Christopher Tufton has issued a public appeal for the safety of staff.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

New agency set up to clear gifts from abroad -Tufton

A special agency has been established in the Ministry of health to speedily process gifts and medical supplies that are donated to the island health sector from organizations health missions and members of the Diaspora.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

Heart Centre for Children’s Hospital

KINGSTON, June 22, 2016 - The capacity of the Bustamante Hospital for Children to perform cardiac surgeries is expected to vastly improve with the establishment of a US$10 million Jamaica Children Heart Centre.
  • Published in Health

Supreme Court asked to Rule on Senate Seats

KINGSTON,  February 16, 2015 - The Senate, on Friday passed a Resolution  requiring the Supreme Court to make the final determination on which Opposition Senators are duly appointed as members of the Upper House, following the ruling in the case: ‘Williams versus Holness’.
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